Cruising on a bike is one of the premier summertime activities. Staying safe while keeping your hair top notch, however, is another thing altogether. Luckily with the right techniques and products, looking good after breaking a sweat was never so easy! Just keep in mind these few things:
Choose an appropriate hairstyle. Braids, twists, and chignons are great styles for all hair types since the heat of the helmet will help your hair keep whatever shape you put it in. Try pulling them to the side or doing multiples to vary the curls and waves. You can also apply your favorite moisturizer for a nice deep-conditioning treatment.
Use the right products. For fine or thin hair that gets flattened be sure to use a volumizing hair spray, like Sweet Poof. For thicker hair or curlier hair a curl cream or moisturizer such as Lux Locks, Mane Tame, or Shape Shifter will do, just be sure to follow it with a fixative such as Hold Up or a finishing oil to lock in the moisture. [Please note: damp hair and helmets do not mix! While all of the products mentioned above should be applied to hair when damp, your hair should be completely dry before donning a helmet. The goal is to lock in your style before you compress it with a helmet].
Fight friction with a protective wrap. To help prevent damage and breakage from friction wear a scarf, sleep cap, or hair wrap under your helmet. Bonus points for silk or satin!
Refresh and voila! Once the helmet comes off and the braids, twists, and chignons are out, just refresh with a little product as needed. Sweet Poof, Shape Shifter, and Twist Mist are all great!
Looking for an Original Moxie routine that helps to banish the winter ‘blahs’? Try this:
1) Treat with Emollience Pre-treatment, which penetrates the cuticle to restore your hair’s lipid balance.
2) Cleanse with Get Fresh and Get Clean, sulfate-free shampoos which contain gentle surfactants which are effective at removing silicones but won’t strip hair of it’s natural oils.
3) Deep condition with Intense Quench, containing a rich blend of natural oils, butters and humecetants, and a small percentage of silicone.
4) Moisturize with Everyday Leave-in, another miracle product that features silicone in a supporting role.
5) Seal with Twist Mist or Hair Bling, both of which are 100% natural and silicone free.
Now here’s a natural hairstyle any naturalista can get down with! This adorable do saves time because you only have to flat twist half of your head. Another bonus, as you’ll see in the video, is that it lasted 7 days!! A little Just Gel™ on the edges was all it took to maintain.
A big thanks to @MsDanti for her fabulous tutorial! Original Moxie products used are Shape Shifter™, Just Gel™ and Hair Bling™.
Nicole’s Before & After
“Thank you for making this product. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Detangling Leave In Conditioner and Hair Bling!!!! As long as you make it, I will buy it. I don’t know which ingredient you put in that leave in conditioner that makes my hair soft and moisturized, but please don’t change a thing!!! I have the driest hair on earth and NOTHING has ever made my hair feel like this—even to the point where I can have second day hair and it’s still soft and shiny!<— which I have never had since transitioning for a year.
Since transitioning, I notice my hair does not respond the same to the products I used when I was relaxed, so it forced me to learn my hair all over again. Which meant more products to buy and test out and surfacing my inner product junkie. I am happily awaiting my full sized bottles in the mail after using the samples.”
– Nicole H.